Institute of Community Prosperity Introduces New Conversations
About New Conversations:
Hosted by Mount Royal University’s Institute for Community Prosperity, the New Conversations events are designed to challenge ideas and provoke dialogue around important and emergent community topics. Citizens, leaders, innovators, students, and community members provide a rich atmosphere for diverse and powerful discussion. The Institute for Community Prosperity is hosting October’s New Conversations event in partnership with Calgary Employment First Network.
About Octobers New Conversations:
October is Depression Awareness Month, as well as Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM), and so a dialogue on ‘Inclusive Community’ will be both fitting and powerful. It is important to recognize that all disabilities, visible and invisible, have a place within community, and therefore fall within the scope of this topic and event.
The event will consist of a Pecha-Kucha-style presentation that provides a series of storytellers with 7 minutes to speak to their personal experience or story that relates to the topic of disability within an inclusive community. Storytellers will all then host table discussions about their respective topics with small groups of audience members.
- Joyce Hewitt, Employment Specialist, Meticulon
- Matt Nomura, Director of Employment and Enterprise,Vecova
- Alexi Davis, Senior Manager, Prospect Human Services
- Ivan Sierralta, Director of Strategy and Impact, Vibrant Communities Calgary
- Cindy McCaffrey, Dementia Network Calgary